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See the various issues on which NACDL has conducted criminal justice advocacy in Indiana. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see active legislation in Indiana that NACDL is tracking.
NACDL is advocating for the expansion of parole opportunities in Indiana.
NACDL successfully opposed the creation of a public felony registry in Indiana.
NACDL's 19th Annual State Criminal Justice Network Conference
August 17-19, 2020 | Held Virtually
Parole and Probation Reform
The undersigned organizations write to express opposition to legislation currently under consideration by your committee - SB 36, which would create a publicly available registry for residents with a prior felony conviction. NACDL is a signatory.
Policies and rulings on lengthy imprisonment terms in Indiana.
NACDL President Chris Adams' written statement to the Indiana state Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee regarding proposed changes to the qualifications for parole, as laid out in HB 1202 (2021).
Information on the policy and history of recording custodial interrogations in Indiana.
Attorney-client communications federal caselaw and state-specific anecdotal data in Indiana
A report by the Sixth Amendment Center, commissioned by NACDL and supported by the NACDL Foundation for Criminal Justice and Koch Industries. [Released October 2016]
NACDL's 2018 Memo to Indiana Public Defense Task Force
Public defense issues and developments in Indiana